October 14, 2003 :: No. 74
||A delegation of 18 mechanical engineering students
and two faculty members from one of the foremost technical institutions
of higher learning in Europe will visit Cal State Fullerton
this week. Their journey here is the latest effort stemming
from an educational partnership between CSUF and Germany’s
Fachhochschule Karlsruhe, University of Applied Sciences.
||Wednesday, Oct. 15 – Friday, Oct.
||The German visitors are scheduled to meet with
CSUF mechanical engineering students and faculty members on
campus to explore the possibility of a collaborative design
project involving students from both institutions. In addition,
the Fullerton hosts have arranged a series of regional tours.
Their itinerary includes the Customer Technology Application
Center of Southern California Edison in Irwindale, Pasadena’s
Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Universal Studios.
||Earlier this year, engineering professor Jesa
Kreiner, who chairs CSUF’s Engineering Division, gave
a seminar at Fachhochschule Karlsruhe, which is located next
to the Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg. Kreiner arranged
for Sundaram Krishnamurthy, acting department head and professor
of mechanical engineering, to spend the spring semester at the
German institution, where he taught computer-aided design as
a visiting professor and interacted with CSUF students via the
Internet. “Lots of engineering design work has gone global,”
noted Krishamurthy, adding that such international educational
partnerships allow “students to gain real-world experience
in a global context.”
||Sundaram Krishnamurthy at 657-278-3872 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Reid, Public Affairs, at 657-278-4855 or email@example.com